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The Reason for Alzheimer’s Aggression and How to Deal with it Directly

December 06, 2016 in: The Reason for Alzheimer’s Aggression and How to Deal with it Directly,

Aggression is commonplace for Alzheimer’s patients. People with Alzheimer’s scratch, bite, kick, push hit, grab, pinch and toss things. Each year over 4 million people in the U.S. receive Alzheimer’s diagnosis and close to 50% show aggressive behavior. By the middle part of this century there will be more than 15 million people with Alzheimer’s. It is not know for certain what causes Alzheimer's aggression, but for care gives and family members it is a fact that is still has to be dealt with. 

The primary reason family member put their loved one’s into nursing homes is because of Alzheimer’s aggression. There is a silver lining that has developed recently for Alzheimer’s aggressive behavior. Now there are better medications and improved patient management methods that help manage people suffering from this debilitating disease.

Drugs are not the only solution. Nicely enough there are several other strategies that can be used to better the ongoing care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s. The following methods are ways to help care for patients with Alzheimer’s and its accompanying Alzheimer’s aggression:

  • Find Help and Support
  • Keep Looking and the Situation and Review
  • Look to using music
  • Keep a Level of Ongoing Humor
  • Do not pay attention to mad behavior
  • Stay with consistent set of day to day activities
  • Confirm how the person is feeling
  • Employ logic, problem solving and keep seeking solutions
  • Find out what things set off upset behavior
  • Make use of written signs and labels all the time.

Phoenix, AZ, assisted living facility The Palazzo provides its memory care unit for people living with Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s aggression. For family members seeking a solution for their loved one that they can no longer manage due to Alzheimer’s aggression The Palazzo invites people to come visit their facility to learn more about the services offered for people living with Alzheimer’s.

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